Dr Amelia Swift RGN, MSc, PhD, PGCHE, SFHEA

Dr Amelia Swift

School of Nursing
Senior Lecturer
Head of Education (Nursing)
Programme Director Master of Nursing

Contact details

Address
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Amelia is the Head of Education for Nursing and the Programme Director for the Masters in Nursing (Research and Leadership and Dual Qualification).  She teaches widely across the pre-registration programmes and also contributes to post-graduate teaching in her specialist area of pain. Amelia is a champion of technology enhancement and works at Institute level to guide and promote educational enhancement and research.

Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2017
  • PhD in Nursing (Osteoarthritis pain transmission), University of Birmingham 2012
  • PGCHE Coventry University 2001
  • MSc in Health Sciences (Management and Education), University of Birmingham 1999
  • ENB 100 (Intensive Care Nursing), Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham 1995
  • ENB 998 (Teaching and assessing) Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham 1995
  • RCN Higher Award Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing, Birmingham 1995
  • RGN Charles Frear School of Nursing, 1989

Teaching

Postgraduate supervision

Amelia Swift’s research focus is education in the HEI sector but also in clinical practice. Her supervision includes quantitative and mixed methods clinically focused and educational research in a wide variety of topics.

Other activities

  • British Pain Society, member of Council 2019 –
  • British Pain Society Education Special Interest Group, Chair 2018 –
  • Associate editor: Evidence Based Nursing.
  • Peer review:
    • European Journal of Pain
    • British Journal of Pain
    • Journal of Advanced Nursing
    • Journal of Clinical Nursing
    • Nursing Times

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Swift, A, Banks, L, Baleswaran, A, Cooke, N, Little, C, McGrath, L, Meechan-Rogers, R, Neve, A, Rees, H, Tomlinson, A & Williams, G 2020, 'COVID-19 and student nurses: A view from England', Journal of Clinical Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15298

Swift, A, Woostenholme, D & Kidd, L 2019, 'Co-creation and co-production in health service delivery: what is it and what impact can it have?' Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 97-100. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103184

Murfin, J, Irvine, F, Meechan‐rogers, R & Swift, A 2019, 'Education, income and occupation and their influence on the uptake of cervical cancer prevention strategies: a systematic review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 29, no. 3-4, pp. 393–415. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15094

Swift, A & Twycross, A 2019, 'The challenges of being a student nurse and the advice proffered by peers' Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 8-10. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103226

McGrath, L, Swift, A, Clark, M & Bradbury-Jones, C 2019, 'Understanding the benefits and risks of nursing students engaging with online social media', Nursing Standard, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 45-49. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2019.e11362

Swift, A, Heale, R & Twycross, A 2019, 'What are sensitivity and specificity' Evidence-Based Practice, vol. 23, pp. 2-4. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103225

Comment/debate

Swift, A 2019, 'Body sensory providing feedback to bedside staff reduced the prevalence of pressure ulcers in patients with critical illness', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, pp. 48. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-102921

Swift, A 2019, 'Maternal dominance and reliance on over-the-counter analgesia can hinder development of healthy coping strategies for adolescent pain', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, pp. 44. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-102968

Swift, A 2018, 'Critical Illness and recovery should be viewed as a social process in which the patient and family members' experiences are different but complimentary', Evidence Based Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-103021

Swift, A 2018, 'E-learning may be no better than traditional teaching for continuing education of health professionals', Evidence Based Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-102927

Swift, A 2018, 'Evidence that active pain treatment improves sleep quality and quantity in people with depression and dementia', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, pp. 49.

Editorial

Swift, A & Twycross, A 2019, 'Is it really bursary or bust? Simon Stevens stirs the pot.', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 93-94. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2019-103182

Swift, A, etherton, J & Twycross, A 2019, 'Keeping the patient front and central: the role of storytelling', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 31-32.

Swift, A & Twycross, A 2018, 'Enough is enough: time for a change in pain education', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 31-32. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2018-102894

Review article

Swift, A 2018, 'Non-opioid analgesia is as effective as opioid in acute pain and supports a change in prescribing practice to help address the 'opioid epidemic'', Evidence Based Nursing, vol. 21, 50. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2018-102877

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